Sourcing Academic Programs:
Postgraduate Training Programs in GH – This is a great website to find postgraduate programs. Developed by Swiss institutions, it provides access to detailed descriptions of a wide variety of post-graduate programs. The database allows searches by topic, institution, country, type of program, and language.
Fly-By Medical Care-article published May 2011
Lancet Article – Comment on Medical Electives
Global Surgery and Public Health is a new book by Catherine R. deVries and Raymond R. Price, (Available November 29, 2010)
Eldis — good source of development policy, practice and research produced by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK
This article mentions the Branch’s course, SURG 510 as well as other educational programs. Global Surgery: Thoughts on an Emerging Surgical Subspecialty for Students and Residents
A survey of Canadian general surgery residents’ interest in international surgery
Anise Barton,* David Williams,* Massey Beveridge,† and in collaboration with the Canadian Association of General Surgeons Committee for International Surgery
From the Departments of Surgery at the *University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta., and the †University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
International experience, electives, and volunteerism in surgical training: a survey of resident interest
Powell AC, Mueller C, Kingham P, Berman R, Pachter HL, Hopkins MA.
Department of Surgery
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Feb;210(2):253.
International surgery: the development of postgraduate surgical training in Guyana
Cameron BH, Rambaran M, Sharma DP, Taylor RH.
Department of Surgery and Pediatrics
Surgery in developing countries: essential training in residency
Ozgediz D, Roayaie K, Debas H, Schecter W, Farmer D.
Global Health Sciences and Department of General Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Surgical training and global health: initial results of a 5-year partnership with a surgical training program in a low-income country
Ozgediz D, Wang J, Jayaraman S, Ayzengart A, Jamshidi R, Lipnick M, Mabweijano J, Kaggwa S, Knudson M, Schecter W, Farmer D.
Department of Surgery, University of California
San Francisco, CA 94143-0570, USA
Training for a Global State of Mind,
Jane Philpott, Virtual Mentor. March 2010, Volume 12, Number 3: 231-236,
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Other Useful Tools:
GHEC has a useful checklist of things to consider for an international elective —
Also checkout their residency handbook (PDF)
Canadian Association of General Surgeons has useful information on Surgical Residency Requirements and a good checklist for residents going overseas on medical missions
Operation GivingBack, American College of Surgeons has a good Resource Centre with numerous links to additional resourceshttp://www.operationgivingback.facs.org/content2271.html
The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies in combination with two leading instrument companies has come up with a plan to supply developing units with neurosurgical patients with a basic fundamental set of instruments and a functional, if not classy surgical microscope. Read more about the eligibility criteria:http://www.wfns.org/pages/criteria_to_fulfill_when_requesting_neurosurgical_equipment/216.php